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WONDERFUL ABORIGINAL ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

 

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If you missed the opening at the Fremantle Arts Centre last night of Bush Women 25 Years On go and see it! If you love good visual art, don’t mis it! If you love great Aboriginal art this is the show for you. It is wonderful, wonderful!

The show by some of the best known female indigenous Kimberley artists is a pure joy for the eye and the soul.

Stunning works by Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie Gara-Gara, Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies, Pantjiti Mary McLean.

Another show by female local artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo is in the same building, so make sure to also view Running Deep.

The FAC cafe is open, so hide from the bad weather and do something for the soul and tummy!

Roel Loopers

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WINTER SHOWS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 2, 2018

 

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I went to have a look at the new winter exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre yesterday and liked the GIFTED show of works donated to the City of Fremantle by art collector Mary Harrison Hill.

The works of Paul Hinchcliffe, Jurek Wybranec, Trevor Vickers, Karl Wiebke and Theo Koning made memories flood back, as these artists started to make a name for themselves in the early 1980s when my then partner Brigitte Braun opened her ARTPLACE gallery in Claremont.

In the next gallery are some large works by Caspar Fairhall, who was a graphic designer I did photography assignments for in the 1980s, and as I remembered during a sleepless night last night, I also shot his lovely low-key wedding in the small garden at the back of his house in Maylands. His wife Helen was the curator for the Wesfarmers art collection.

I did not connect at all with the very large video sound show in the main gallery and hallway that ….creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds… I am clearly not intelligent enough to feel a connection with this kind of conceptual art.

There is another gallery with projections and the walls lit up by small electric candles, that is about the human ability to deny death and mortality and mirrors our denial of climate change.

Go and have a look for yourself as art is a very personal taste, and while there have a nice coffee or meal in the courtyard.

Roel Loopers

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DIAMOND SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 25, 2018

 

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WA’s Jacob Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer songwriters in the west. His alt-folk sound is characterised with huge melodies and incisive lyrics, as he sings bold songs about love and death.

He will be performing at the free courtyard Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today from 2-4 pm.

Now hoping the weather will clear up as it is quite dull out there with spots of rain.

Roel Loopers

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FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2018

 

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Kiltir from the Reunion Island is performing at the free concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon from 2-4pm.

It is a band of brothers who live to spread the tradition of Maloya, one of two major music traditions on Reunion Island, through an infectiously energetic display of dance and musical prowess.

And the free Harbour Sounds concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay is on from 5pm.

Also on this afternoon is the Laneway Party 2nd birthday of the Federal Hotel in William Street.

Have some fun, have a dance, connect with your community, make new friends!

Roel Loopers

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ART INSTALLATION JOB AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018

 

Fixed-term part-time (until June 2020)

22.5 hours per week

Salary range $63,023 – $76,536 p.a. including 9.5% superannuation (paid on a pro-rata basis)

The City of Fremantle is seeking a highly organised and suitably experienced individual who can plan, implement and supervise the installation of exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

This important position reports to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and will require you to demonstrate your developed skills and experience with all the practical and technical aspects of gallery installations.  You will be expected to bring creativity and flexibility to the role in addition to solid administrative, organisational and coordination skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Preparation of all technical aspects of exhibition installations.
  • Technical liaison with artists and curators as required.
  • Purchasing required install materials and equipment.
  • Arranging the freight of artworks.
  • Receive, condition report and store artworks.
  • Preparation of install schedules.
  • Engage and supervise casual installation staff, volunteers and contractors.

Appointment to this position will be dependent on your success in a similar or related role, your demonstrated supervisory skills and your experience in costing projects and managing budgets.  Ideally you will be tertiary qualified

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Mr Ric Spencer on 9432 9553

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018

The City of Fremantle promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.  The City encourages people of all ages and abilities, Aboriginal Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

Attachments:
Information pack – Installations Coordinator.docx

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FRUITS&VEGIES AND HOWLS

 

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There can be comfort in routine, so why not follow my Sunday routine with a visit to the Growers Green Farmers Market in the morning and then the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre in the afternoon.

Great breakfasts, fresh produce, bread, etc. at the Lefroy Road markets from 8 am till midday. Try some of the Dutch flavourites at the Treacle Treat stall of my friend Linda!

The Fremantle Arts Centre has Dan Howls on show from 2-4pm, who has quickly won fans with his dark blues guitar and gravelly vocals.

With a voice likened to Tom Waits, a new EP and a full band, come and see why Howls is generating so much buzz. He’ll be supported by local songwriter Ashby Ranson (WA).

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It’s going to be a perfect day to be out and about in Fremantle and connect with your community, so don’t be a couch potato!

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A GREAT OLD FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be a rare cool summer Sunday in Fremantle today before a big bad storm is supposed to hit us this evening, so make the best of it while you can.

First cab of the rank must the the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market, that is a big one with craft and stuff for sale for Christmas, as well as all the organic and yummy fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, breakfast, etc.

And there is live music, the animal touch farm, fairies, face painting.

It’s is on from 8 am till midday at the South Fremantle Senior High School, that will be the new Fremantle College in the new year.

 

The East Pointers

 

From 2-4 pm the Canadian trio The East Pointers will perform at the free concert in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Relax with the celtic sounds of fiddle, banjo and guitar while listening to the heart-felt lyrics of the sorrows and joys of life.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open and the fantastic In Cahoots Aboriginal art show is also still on show.

Have a really great good old Freo day!

Roel Loopers

 

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WONDERFUL ABORIGINAL SHOW AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on November 26, 2017

 

 

The IN CAHOOTS exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre is a wonderful show of Aboriginal art and should not be missed.

The show by six remote Aboriginal art centres takes over the entire FAC galleries and is a collaboration across Country.

Leading artist were invited to communities as artists in residence, resulting in the very creative, intriguing and fun exhibition.

There are paintings, sculptures, photographs,installations, mirrors, recycled car doors, video, figures, etc.

The participating art centres are Mangkaja Arts from Fitzroy Crossing, Baluk Arts, Victoria, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre, Northern Territory, Martumili, WA and Papulankutja, WA.

Roel Loopers

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ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

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And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

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FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC SESSIONS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 7, 2017

 

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The SUNDAY MUSIC sessions in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard have started again and tomorrow OLD BLOOD will be on stage from 2-4pm.

Old Blood are widely regarded as one of the best live acts in WA, beating a path into the hearts and minds of their audiences thanks to their modern blues stylings and the captivating stage presence of front man Tony Papa-Adams.

They’re supported by Lightning Jack, showcasing his fresh roots sound driven by heavy slide guitar.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be open, so be there for this great family event and fantastic community afternoon!

 

Roel Loopers

Vote Roel for City Ward!

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